THE VESSEL PROJECT OF LOUISIANA
We are vessels for the love of our community to flow through.
At The Vessel Project of Louisiana, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.
The Vessel Project of Louisiana is a grassroots mutual aid, disaster relief, and environmental Justice organization founded in Southwest Louisiana in response to several federally declared disasters, including hurricanes Laura and Delta, winter storm Uri, and the May flood of 2021. The Vessel Proiect realizes the intersectionality of the challenges that plague BIPOC communities and works holistically to achieve environmental and climate justice; voting rights; and access to housing, energy, clean water, safe fresh produce, and healthcare.
WAYS WE HELP
HELPING WITH EVERYDAY CRISES
Helping The Community
After a disaster, we assist the affected with their most immediate needs, whatever they may be. Whether it is emergency shelter, food, formula, diapers, oxygen tanks, cleaning supplies, application assistance, or document recovery—we have learned that the best way to help people is by asking them what will help.
Reinforcing our Commitment
For people who lack support and resources, an unexpected event such as a job or housing loss can quickly become a crisis. Even something as simple as running out of money the day before payday can be an emergency if you can't feed your kids dinner. The Vessel Project assists those in crisis by meeting urgent needs, identifying relevant resources, and helping people navigate traditional systems of aid.
One Step at a Time
Our strength lies in our relationships with each other, which is why The Vessel Project provides people with the opportunity to connect with each other by hosting free holiday events, game nights, and community meals.
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war”
A Distinct Identity
Here at The Vessel Project of Louisiana, we are driven to do our part in making the world a better place. Since 2000, we have taken part in a wide range of activities that empower individuals and communities. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits. Are you ready to join us and create real transformation in the lives of so many?
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and our Economic Development initiative helps The Vessel Project of Louisiana ensure that those we serve are better prepared to persevere in the unique situations they find themselves in.
The Vessel Project of Louisiana is dedicated to putting our Lake Charles community first. Our Community Outreach program provides a much-needed service for those in dire need. Lend a helping hand and join our efforts today.
The Vessel Project of Louisiana is a leader in the sector and ensures that local needs and priorities come first. Our Education program offers a much-desired platform for people who deserve it most. Become a part of a brighter future and join our efforts today.